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Day 2: Into Thin Air

Friday, 01.10.2014 / 4:48 PM
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Day 2: Into Thin Air

Denver is one of America's most scenic cities, with the Rocky Mountains providing a picturesque background to the metropolitan area. Located 5,280 feet above sea level, the Mile High City lives up to its name.

9:45 a.m. (all times Mountain) –
The players get on the bus for the ride over to the arena. It’s a brisk, sunny day in Denver and the mountains look spectacular from the hotel and the bus ride.

Anders Nilsson, Josh Bailey and Matt Martin get on the bus to Pepsi Center.




















10:00 a.m. –
The bus pulls into the Pepsi Center. Everyone begins their morning routines and gets acquainted with the building. Pepsi Center is located between the downtown core and Mile High Stadium (officially called Sports Authority Field at Mile High) - the home of the Denver Broncos - Pepsi Center has views 360 degrees around the arena.

Downtown Denver from Pepsi Center.




















Sports Authority Field at Mile High Stadium, as seen from Pepsi Center.










The Rocky Mountains provide the picturesque background in Denver.










10:30 a.m. –
Avalanche practice begins and the media/team staff get their first live look at Nathan MacKinnon and head coach Patrick Roy.

Hockey Hall of Famer and Avalanche coach Patrick Roy skates during the Avs morning skate.




















11:30 a.m. –
The Islanders begin their optional morning skate at Pepsi Center.

A panoramic view of Pepsi Center.

















12:15 p.m - The Islanders opened up the room for media availabilty.



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5:00 p.m. - Arrived at Pepsi Center for tonight's game. The scoreboard above center ice is an absolute beast.



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SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 31 21 6 4 99 71 46
2 TBL 33 20 10 3 110 87 43
3 NYI 31 21 10 0 99 89 42
4 DET 32 17 7 8 92 80 42
5 MTL 33 20 11 2 88 82 42
6 TOR 32 19 10 3 110 91 41
7 FLA 30 14 8 8 68 76 36
8 WSH 31 15 10 6 91 85 36
9 BOS 32 16 13 3 81 83 35
10 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
11 OTT 31 13 12 6 82 86 32
12 CBJ 31 13 15 3 76 100 29
13 PHI 31 11 14 6 81 92 28
14 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
15 NJD 33 11 16 6 74 96 28
16 CAR 31 9 19 3 66 88 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 31 12 15 -5 27
K. Okposo 31 7 20 -3 27
B. Nelson 31 13 11 4 24
R. Strome 31 6 15 10 21
F. Nielsen 31 6 11 0 17
N. Leddy 31 5 10 7 15
J. Boychuk 21 2 12 7 14
M. Grabovski 28 5 7 4 12
N. Kulemin 31 5 7 -3 12
T. Hickey 30 2 9 1 11
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 16 6 0 .917 2.35
C. Johnson 5 4 0 .868 3.59

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